Rolex Cellini Dual Time

The 2016 version of the Cellini Dual Time by Rolex has a brown guilloché dial, and a subdial at 6 o’clock showing the time for a second time-zone. (Of course, you can still purchase the Cellini Dual Time in its previous silver-colour and black dial versions). Though the subdial has hour and minute hands, it…

Rolex Cellini Date

As I’m allergic to date windows that break up the symmetry of the dial, are too small to be practical, or that are included just because a third-party movement includes the date function, this watch can only make me happy. With Cellini, Rolex lets you choose whether to have a date indication on your watch…

Rolex Cellini Time

Cellini is Rolex’s dress watch, so without the Oyster case, but with great elegance, symmetry and simplicity. The new 2016 version has a redesigned white enamel dial, with elongated hour markers that are interrupted by the minute track, so that the hour hand corresponds to the inner extremities of the batons while the minute hand…

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

The Rolex way is to introduce small changes every year, and the new version of the classic Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is no exception. The watch has a long history: it was first introduced in 1963. This year’s major difference with respect to the 2015 all-steel Daytona is the black Cerachrom bezel, which is tough, smart,…

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King

A new pilot’s watch from Rolex! The Rolex Air-King has some of the characteristics of classic pilot’s watches, such as the black dial, the generous SuperLuminova on hands and numerals, high resistance to magnetic fields, and the white triangle at 12 o’clock. But, as it’s a Rolex, it also differs significantly from the usual pilot’s…

Sinn U212

Sinn U212

The Sinn U212 (EZM 16) is a large diving watch, 47 mm in diameter and 14.5 mm thick, with a case and solid caseback entirely made in German Submarine Steel, with satin finish. It has been tested and certified for a range of characteristics, including water resistance (100 bar/1,000 metres), low pressure resistance, shock resistance,…

Sinn U1 Camouflage

Camouflage is big in fashion right now, as demonstrated by Versace’s spring/summer 2016 bags. The fashion industry uses anything to make a splash, and so Donatella Versace’s bag is ironic in a Dada way: camouflage, which is designed to help soldiers merge into the background, is used to make the bag and its wearer stand…

Sinn 856 B-Uhr

Sinn trace their inspiration for this watch to naval deck watches or B-Uhr watches. This pattern is more familiar as B-Uhr pilot’s watches , in this case the type B pilot’s watch with separate scales for minute and hour hands. The Sinn 856 B-Uhr has beige SuperLuminova on minute hand, hour indices and the triangle…

Sinn strap for Apple watch

“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” could be the motto for this strap by Sinn. The Sinn strap for the Apple Watch enables you to wear both a mechanical watch and an Apple Watch together. If you buy the SInn strap on its own, it costs €175; if you buy it with a Sinn…

Sinn 556 I Mother-of-pearl W

Sinn 556 I Mother-of-pearl W

The third in the 556 series of watches by Sinn, this piece shows how a diameter around 38 mm has become a unisex size. This version with mother-of-pearl dial is aimed at a female audience and in my opinion works best on the stainless steel bracelet options, even though the watch can also be ordered…

Sinn 556 I M

Like the Sinn 556 Anniversary, the 556 I M by Sinn is a sports watch with a 38.5 mm stainless steel case, 20 bar water resistance, and an ETA 2824-2 self-winding movement. Unlike the 556, this piece with Moka-coloured sunburst dial is not a limited edition. The ETA 2824-2 has basic finish and a Sinn…

Sinn 556 Anniversary

The 556 is Sinn’s entry-level watch, a sports watch with stainless steel case and an ETA 2824-2 self-winding movement. For the brand’s 55th anniversary, it has presented three models with different dial finishes, and this particular version is a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. It inherits some aspects of Sinn’s traditions in pilot’s watches, with…

Sinn Jubilaeum 910

Sinn 910 Anniversary

Helmut Sinn founded his company in 1961, and so this year marks its 55th anniversary. He himself would have been 100 on 3 September 2016, but he died three years ago. I’m sure he would have been pleased by this anniversary watch, because his motto was “as perfectly as possible, but only as expensive as…

Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I

Sinn 6200 Meisterbund I

This year, Sinn are celebrating their 55th anniversary, and the 6200 Meisterbund I is their anniversary model. The name “Meisterbund” means “company of masters,” and it refers to the three different German companies involved in the watch’s production. The movement is made by Uhren-Werke-Dresden (UWD), the case is by Sächsische Uhrentechnologie GmbH Glashütte (SUG), while…

Frederique Constant Classics Art of Porcelain dress watch

Frederique Constant Classics Art of Porcelain

Watches with white dials and painted black markings have a supremely classic, dress watch appearance, but enamel dials are subject to a slow process of ageing which over time creates that slightly off-white, yellowish appearance that gives them the patina of old age. This is not really a problem, as we’re talking about decades. In…

Perrelet Diamond Flower Amytis

Perrelet Diamond Flower Amytis

The Diamond Flower Amytis by Perrelet is a rare thing, a women’s watch that is not just a reduced-size version of a men’s watch, but has its own feminine essence, provided by the ever-changing patterns formed on the dial. In addition, it has the prestige of an in-house mechanical movement. The dial-side rotating weight, hallmark…